Turkey Sanctions: Navigating a Historic Bilateral Crisis
Amanda Sloat, Max Hoffman, and Steven A. Cook
August 17, 2018
Three experts examine the past drivers and near-term consequences of Washington’s rapidly escalating diplomatic conflict with Ankara.
The detention of U.S. citizen Andrew Brunson was only the latest in a long list of bilateral grievances between Ankara and Washington. On the Turkish side, officials have domestic security concerns about U.S. cooperation with the Syrian Kurdish People’s Defense Units (YPG), an offshoot of Ankara’s domestic nemesis, the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
More:Turkey Sanctions: Navigating a Historic Bilateral Crisis - The Washington Institute for Near East Policy